Crumlin Road Gaol is one of Belfast’s most beautiful and historical buildings, providing an authentic and impressive setting for your private party or function.

What We Can Offer

We pride ourselves on providing bespoke and flexible events for our clients and regularly host a variety of small to large-scale private events including birthday and celebration events, family gatherings, corporate drinks receptions, annual gala dinners, award ceremonies, launch parties, and themed banquets.

We have a selection of rooms available that can cater for different numbers and event styles including receptions, informal buffets and banquet dinners. We can help with sourcing entertainment, room dressing and AV solutions to make your event as memorable as possible.

We recognise that wonderful food is an integral part of any successful conference or event. Working with experienced caterers, we have developed versatile menus consisting of the finest local produce that can be tailored to suit your needs. Our range of evening catering packages cover multiple catering options for your guests to enjoy. We also offer barbeques, hog roasts and themed banquets on request.

You can make the most of the authentic prison experience by including a private tour of the Gaol for your guests at a reduced group rate. During the guided tour you will experience what life was life for prisoners in ‘The Crum’. You can visit the underground tunnel that connects the Gaol to the Crumlin Road Courthouse, view the four wings from the Circle and pay a visit to the Condemned Man’s Cell before seeing the Execution Chamber. Your event can further stand out from the crowd with our memorable Living History experience, with characters who can give your guests insight into the historical nature of the venue.

Game Of Thrones Exhibition at The Crumlin Road Gaol

The First Minister Peter Robinson and NITB Chief Executive Alan Clarke attended the red carpet launch of the Game of Thrones Exhibition held at the Crumlin Road Gaol.



Dinner In Gaol

The former Crumlin Road gaol is now a major tourist attraction in Belfast. We had a conference dinner there. First there is a guided tour of the ‘facilities’, including the condemned man’s cell and the hanging chamber (gruesome, may be, but part of social history), and the underground passage to the former court house across the street.

Then we had cocktails followed by formal dinner – and no prison food here just best Northern Irish ingredients.

Peter, Laurencekirk, Scotland, UK

Excellent Service, Management & Support

Thank you for such a fabulous evening on Friday night! To be able to serve food for such high numbers, to be of such a high standard…and piping hot…is no mean feat. Also can I commend you on your healthy portion sizes which went down a storm with our hungry delegates. We also had many compliments from our guests about your staff and their excellent customer service. Finally thank you to you and Eoin for managing the whole event. Having staff support on the night is so important and we were in excellent hands with you both!

Law Society

One Of Our Best Nights Yet

Just a wee note to say a BIG thank you to everyone at the Crumlin Road Gaol who helped to make our ‘Party Behind Bars’ a big success. The feedback has been fantastic with everyone saying it was one of our best nights yet.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Royal Irish Bus Tours

The tour of this historic jail and dinner was fantastic. The unfortunate history of this jail was disturbing, but the guide was a great historian and the catered meal in their conference facility was the best meal of our vacation!

Tourist, Niagara, Canada

Exceptional Food & Staff

I’m just writing to say a HUGE thank you to you and your team at the Crumlin Road Gaol for all their help and kindness that they showed me and my family during the celebration of my granny’s 100th birthday. The whole experience was smooth and it was a pleasure to work with you. All the guests’ feedback on the venue, food and staff has been exceptional and I have been asked to pass on thanks by all who were there.

Lindsay Bowie

Everyone Really Enjoyed The Event

I wanted to say thank you for all your help with the NI NCS Graduation. The feedback from the young people and guests has been great and everyone really enjoyed the event. You and your staff were very helpful and I would certainly recommend the Gaol for similar events.

Cooperation Ireland


Conferences & Events Manager

Eoin Caughey
Conference & Events Manager

T: 028 9074 1500
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